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Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine 94% effective in real-world conditions: study

New coronavirus variant discovered in tri-state area Officials say new strand could be more resistant to COVID-19 vaccines. Reaction from Fox News medical contributor Dr. Janette Nesheiwat. A coronavirus vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech showed to drop symptomatic COVID-19 by 94%, per new research out of Israel. The peer-reviewed results offer a first look at effectiveness […]

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Managing suicide risk in research study participants

What should researchers do if they encounter a study participant who reports suicidal thoughts? UIC College of Nursing associate professor Susan Dunn explores this question as lead author of “Suicide Risk Management Protocol for a Randomized Controlled Trial of Cardiac Patients Reporting Hopelessness,” a paper published in the January/February edition of Nursing Research. Suicide is […]

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Study: Screen surgery patients for frailty

Patients should be assessed for frailty before having many types of surgery, even if the surgery is considered low risk, a review of two national patient databases shows. Frailty is a clinical syndrome marked by slow walking speed, weak grip, poor balance, exhaustion and low physical activity. It is an important risk factor for death […]

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Excess fatty tissue accumulated in the neck increases the chances of suffering heart problems, according to a new study

Researchers from the University of Granada warn that an accumulation of fatty tissue in the neck (both the double chin and the deeper deposits, located between muscles and around the cervical vertebrae) is a predictor of central and overall adiposity, cardiometabolic risk, and a pro-inflammatory profile in sedentary young adults. Traditionally, the accumulation of visceral […]

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Zinc, Vitamin C have no impact on coronavirus symptoms: study

Fox News Flash top headlines for February 12 Fox News Flash top headlines are here. Check out what’s clicking on Foxnews.com. Zinc and Vitamin C fell short in a clinical trial after researchers found they made no significant difference in easing the duration of coronavirus symptoms. Findings from the Cleveland Clinic were published in JAMA Network on Friday, […]